Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers—and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.
Sometimes, we all must agree to move forward. Sometimes, it takes disagreement for any forward movement to occur.
Do you encourage your learners and colleagues to disagree?